The Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet

The Dukan diet is a 4-phase diet promising rapid weight loss without the headache of counting calories or carbohydrates. This diet has been popular in Europe for years and is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. (4 / 5) Phase 1, the “Attack” phase, includes only lean protein and fat-free dairy. No fruits, vegetables, or grains allowed with the exception of wheat bran. This phase lasts 1-10 days, depending on how much weight you want to lose. Phase 2 is the “Cruise” phase, during…
The TLC Diet

The TLC Diet

(3 / 5) The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet, more commonly referred to as the TLC Diet, is an overall lifestyle adjustment that aims to improve heart health. This is accomplished by drastically reducing the amount of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol that is consumed on a daily basis. Special attention is paid to saturated fat, which is the substance that builds up in the arteries, raises one’s internal cholesterol count and can eventually cause strokes and heart attacks. The TLC Diet has the full endorsement…
NutriSystem

NutriSystem

The Nutrisystem diet plan helps individuals to lose weight using a variety of tools. The main aspect of Nutrisystem is that they deliver healthy diet food and protein shakes to your home monthly. This food is carefully chosen for the Nutrisystem plan and is low in fat and calories; obviously, it helps users to lose weight through strict calorie control. Nutrisystem uses a variety of other methods to help keep Nutrisystem users on the track to losing weight, using counseling, online tools and a daily…
The Ornish Diet

The Ornish Diet

The basis for the Ornish Diet is pulled from a book written by renowned professor, Dr. Dean Ornish. The text, “Eat More Weigh Less”, culminates more than 20 years of researching diet and its effects on the body and the heart. Dr. Ornish concluded that the best way to reduce the likely risks of heart attacks, heart disease, obesity and to improve general overall health and well being was to practically eliminate the intake of fatty foods and meats (beef, pork, chicken, and fish) while…
The Dash Diet

The Dash Diet

(3.5 / 5) The DASH Diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is a specially formulated diet plan that is recommended for patients who have been diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure, or for people who have a high risk for prehypertension. The premise is that the DASH Diet will prevent and lower high blood pressure (US News). According to the Official DASH Diet website, this diet plan was proven successful in studies completed by the National Institutes of Health. For this…
Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

In November 2010, the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program was launched to replace the former Points system. The focus of this diet is the counting of calories by using the PointsPlus value (PPV) that is allotted to foods. It also involves support and counseling provided by attending weekly meetings in person and using a comprehensive online program. The PPV is calculated using the nutritional values of protein, carbohydrates, fats and fiber found in foods. You may also find the PPV on the Weight Watchers’ website…
The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

[starreviewmulti id=1 tpl=20 size=’16’ average_size=’16’] It’s no secret that Americans as a whole are losing the battle of the bulge. According to information gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one-third of the adult American population is classified as obese, and an even higher percentage is overweight. With the expanding waistlines of the population comes an expansion in diets promising to shed pounds of body fat. While healthy weight loss is only achieved by adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise program,…
The South Beach Diet

The South Beach Diet

[starreviewmulti id=1 tpl=20 size=’16’ average_size=’16’] The South Beach Diet is an eating plan designed for life. The basic principle is carbohydrates are restricted in this diet, although good carbs are allowed. Developed by cardiologist Arthur Agastston, this diet features three stages. First you start with a severe induction phase to get you accustomed to eating differently. Once this is completed, you start changing your overall eating habits. If you make it through this stage, a long-term eating plan is offered. Unhealthy fats are banned on…
The 17 Day Diet

The 17 Day Diet

[starreviewmulti id=1 tpl=20 size=’16’ average_size=’16’] The 17 day diet is a diet that consists of three cycles, each lasting for duration of 17 days. A fourth maintenance cycle exists once the desired weight loss goal has been achieved. This diet works for people wanting to lose as little as 10 pounds and up to 100 or more pounds. This diet has been designed to prevent diet plateaus and enhance quick weight loss. This diet is not the same thing every day, it varies from cycle…
The Atkins Diet

The Atkins Diet

[starreviewmulti id=1 tpl=20 size=’16’ average_size=’16’] The Atkins plan was named for its creator, Dr. Robert Atkins. It is a well known diet that concentrates on decreasing the consumption of carbohydrates and increasing consumption of high protein foods. This plans requires concise attention to the intake of carbohydrates, especially during the initial few weeks. The basic concept behind the Atkins plan is the theory that eating to many carbohydrates is the underlying reason for weight gain. Dr. Atkins believed that weight problems were caused by how…